J-L Usher's Most Recent Comments

Last day at Nova

From the Trip: Memories of Niihama

From: kimry

(November 19th, 2007)

Hey there; I am also teaching English in Japan, and I just wanted to say to all the Nova folks that I'm sorry about what happened, it's a terrible situation for you, and not so great for the students either. Best of luck to you all!

From: Francisco

(December 21st, 2015)

I agree. One thing I learned at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation class was the svenwirg and throttle control are both your friends. We did many svenwirg drills,as they believe that svenwirg out of the way of a hazard is infinitely better than laying the bike down. In fact, people will say I layed the bike down to avoid a crash. Well, they define that as a crash. Gunning the throttle at the right moment can take you out of the path of danger.I don't have any Joe Rocket gear but I understand it's good stuff. I mostly ride Olympia and Tourmaster.

Iga: General

From the Trip: Mie Prefecture

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From: brizmus (Audrey)

(April 26th, 2010)

It really just sounds so awesome - like an absolutely FABULOUS place to spend a day!

From: J-L Usher

(May 1st, 2010)

It was. Actually I don't know if you met Collin at the bar Friday night... but he is the fellow in charge of the trip. And is a husband of a Yamasa teacher. Very knowledgeable about Japanese history and overall great person to talk to.

Hikone City: Yume-Kyobashi Castle Road

From the Trip: Shiga Prefecture

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From: Raj Choudhary

(April 10th, 2010)

NIce stuff, good and interesting articles. I actually learn something today, that I'm on my way to try… Thanks my web site is http://www.visittnt.com/

A Massive Update

From the Trip: Memories of Niihama

From: Betty

(October 30th, 2007)

I am so glad to hear that things are woking out so much better for you - The NOVA disaster made the Toronto Star and I have saved the article for your Mom. Thank you so much for the wonderful Birthday card which arrived yesterday - just like you Mom's trick out popped all those bits of confetti!! Iam so glad that you were able to hang in there and find a different and more reliable employer -- all the best - Betty

The 4am Taiko parade to a Temple in the Mountains

From the Trip: Memories of Niihama

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From: Betty

(October 17th, 2007)

Hey Jenny-Lyn- that was an early morning trek BUT what is a Taiko? Saw your Mom last night and she reminded me how to access your travel journal.